Launch of Simple Catholic Truth

Hello and Welcome to Simple Catholic Truth (SCT).

The internet is full of fabulous resources for discovering and enriching our faith experience. The problem, at least for me, is that many of these sources, be they blogs or books or articles, are written by super-educated theologians, philosophers or counselors. I sometimes have difficulty grasping the essence of the message and often get very frustrated. Now of course, there is the time and place for detailed university-level type discourse, but for most of us, most of the time, all we really need is to see the forest, not the minute details of trees.

Therefore, this blog is my attempt to present the wonderful message of the Gospel in terms that I believe most people can understand and embrace. I’ll be posting on subjects ranging from theology, Scripture, social issues, liturgy and Church history. I expect that the comments and responses to my writings will begin dialog leading us all to a richer and more intimate relationship with Christ. If you have any topic in particular you would like addressed, please contact me and I’ll do my best to respond.

My positions and viewpoints in SCT will obviously reflect my beloved Catholic faith and I realize that many will disagree. However, the intent is not to necessarily change anyone’s mind, but to just communicate clearly what is believed and why. Clarity in thought must precede agreement and simple clarity is the goal of SCT.

All comments, including those from differing viewpoints are most welcome. I firmly believe that if we surround ourselves and talk only with people that we agree with then intellectual and spiritual growth can be stunted.

I expect to deepen my own faith thru this blog, both from the necessity to compose my thoughts into written form but to also receive comments, pro and con, and engage in useful dialog.

Enjoy Simple Catholic Truth and I look forward to hearing from you in the comments sections.

Blessings

Tom